Ecuador regularizes illegal immigration
Hundreds of illegal immigrants blocked roads for several hours at a border crossing between Colombia and Ecuador.
Several groups of people, mostly Venezuelans, obstructed access roads leading to the Rumichaca bridge.
The scene took place in the early hours of Monday, when Ecuador announced that it would close the terminal and not let more immigrants in if they did not have a visa.
With this new humanitarian visa requirement, the Ecuadorian Executive seeks to "regulate" the entry of displaced Venezuelans, which already numbers more than 300,000.
Peruvian authorities took a similar measure two months ago, following the example of Mexico, which was the first country to begin regularizing illegal immigration in the region.
Tons of Chinese Fentanyl Seized
The Mexican navy has seized 23 tons of Chinese fentanyl, enough to kill more than 90 percent of the world's population.
They discovered the drug - which had been labeled as “Calcium chloride” - during a routine check inside a container, on a Danish ship.
Subsequent laboratory analysis determined that the cargo - from China - was in fact fentanyl, an opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
While the lethal dose of morphine is 200 mg, as little as 2 mg of fentanyl can cause instant death.
On Aug. 23, President Trump, in the midst of the trade war with the Asian giant, ordered U.S. companies to leave China, and postal companies to reject all shipments of fentanyl from China.